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A Survey of Research into Mixed Criticality Systems

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JournalACM Comput. Surv.
DateAccepted/In press - Aug 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print - Nov 2017
DatePublished (current) - 1 Jan 2018
Issue number6
Number of pages37
Early online date1/11/17
Original languageEnglish


This survey covers research into mixed criticality systems that has been published since Vestal’s seminal paper in 2007, up until the end of 2016. The survey is organised along the lines of the major research areas within this topic. These include single processor analysis (including fixed priority and EDF scheduling, shared resources and static and synchronous scheduling), multiprocessor analysis, realistic models, and systems issues. The survey also explores the relationship between research into mixed criticality systems and other topics such as hard and soft time constraints, fault tolerant scheduling, hierarchical scheduling, cyber physical systems, probabilistic real-time systems, and industrial safety standards.

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  • real-time, mixed criticality systems


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